When should you fit a catch can kit?

These days it’s quite common for people to recommend a catch can, and rightly so! Separating the oil from crank case fumes is a great idea, as it is responsible for a fair share of engine problems. But first, it’s important to understand.... why a catch can could be useful? When you should fit a catch can? What it can and can’t do to fix the issue? During combustion, a small amount of the burnt gases get past the piston...

How to make your vehicle last almost forever

So your car, truck, tractor or earthmover is getting tired, but you’d be stretching the finances to replace it with something newer?  How do you make your vehicle last longer? Why not consider rejuvenating your existing machine, by cleaning up and de-stressing the engine and driveline components…the Cost Effective Maintenance way? It’s low cost! It’s incorporated into normal servicing, so there’s no extra downtime! It restores efficiency, performance and driving pleasure! Yes…it really works, and we have many fleet customers doing...

Toyota injectors tested, values restored with CRD Fuel Enhancer

Toyota Troopy VDJ avoids $7000 Injector bill…with CRD Fuel Enhancer Being quoted around the $7000 mark for a new set of injectors on a Toyota V8 can be a rude shock for most people. In most situations it’s only 2 or 3 injectors causing all the trouble when in actual fact, usually they’re not actually damaged, and don’t need replacing! In this situation, the owner of a 70 series Toyota Troopy with 155 000 Kms on the clock had his Toyota...

DPF Costs can be avoided

In today’s modern 4wd diesel engines there is no shortage of expensive problems that can occur, and unfortunately this includes vehicles that have been regularly maintained. Many drivers have heard horror stories about how expensive it can be to replace fuel injectors and EGR Valves. Now we have DPF costs to add to the list! Replacing a DPF can easily cost $4000 to $8000, and sometimes more, it’s a big cost…particularly when a vehicle is out of warranty! FTC Decarbonizer...

Hilux D4D bad fuel Injector Problem

Like all new vehicle dealers, Knight’s Toyota (Leongatha, VIC) service their customers vehicles, but these days, they do something a little different. After first using CEM’s products to successfully address specific problems  in this case a Hilux D4D fuel injector problem . They realized that there was an opportunity to improve their customers’ vehicle performance and driveability by incorporating some of CEM’s products during routine servicing. Delighted customers talk, and word of mouth (the cheapest form of advertising) has boosted...

When to change a Provent filter

Provent 200 Catch Cans do a remarkable job of filtering oily crank case fumes from entering the inlet area. One of the common mistakes people make is not replacing the filter, or not knowing when to change a ProVent filter. Depending on the age and condition of the engine the Provent Filter will be good from anywhere from 20 000 kms to 40 000 kms. Yes, this is a big window of difference, however once you replace the first filter, the ongoing...

How to fix engine blow by

According to Brid Walker, of Cost Effective Maintenance, “There’s a big window of opportunity on how to fix engine blow by problems, before serious engine wear occurs. Most drivers can easily tell when thing aren’t quite right, for example , the engine is  “Getting a bit tired” or “starting to breath heavy”, it’s “using more oil  than usual” or “there’s a fair bit of  smoke out the exhaust”. Engine blow-by, smoke and oil use are related issues that, if ignored, can turn...

Why flush a diesel engine?

It’s often been said, “If your engine’s oil is changed according to schedule, it should never need a flush!” In a perfect world this might be so, but there are numerous factors which will cause engine sludge to build up, and piston rings to become fouled. With emission control components fitted to today’s engines, along with extended oil change intervals and city driving cycles, black oil sludge is now more common the ever! Why do I need to flush my engine? City driving...

Regen problems? How to fix them!

Regen problems generally arise where city driving, excessive idling or light duty cycles are encountered. Or, if other engine components such as EGR valves, turbochargers, injectors are fouled or not working properly. DPF regeneration cycles then become more frequent, and more prolonged! And…more serious! DPF’s often need replacing at a cost of $5,000-$10,000, and in some cases, are not covered under new vehicle warranty! Excessive regens can dramatically reduce engine life, as it causes your engine oil to become heavily diluted...

Diesel particulate filter problems: How to solve them

A diesel particulate filter (DPF) is an effective means of minimising emissions of dangerous fine particles in exhaust emissions. But, in reality, DPFs are a band-aid remedy, and bring with them a whole new range of expensive, annoying and inconvenient problems. However, there is already a simple, low cost solution available, which addresses the root cause of these problems. What is required is to clean up the fuel burn, rather than "after treat" it with a diesel particulate filter! This...